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    September 12, 2012
    5:00 - 5:59pm PDT  

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>> chris stevens became the new u.s. ambaster this year. -- embassador this year. he graduated in 1989. >> he was interested in law. >> reporter: hints of his dream could be seen in high school. class of 1978, piedmont high school, his quote, what a bore it is waking up always the same person. >> i don't have much to offer here. just as a friend, reach out. >> reporter: he dropped off flowers at the home of his parents. and a note saying my smart -- my heart is with you.
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>> after graduating from university of california at berkeley i was a peace corps volunteer. >> reporter: he was a great son, great uncle, great man. >> here is the situation where he knew, he knew how dangerous it was and he didn't hold back. he went to save his own people. what else do you need to know about this man? >> reporter: they will be flying tomorrow to washington, d.c. in preparation for the arrival of his body. live at university of california at berkeley, mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. today president obama condemned in the strongest terms the deadly attack and vowed justice. >> today we mourn for more american whose represent the best of the united states of america. we will not waver in our commitment to see justice is done for this terrible act and make no mistake, justice will
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be done. >> the president ordered the american flag at the white house to be flow at half-staff. president obama also noted the four who lost their lives exemptlified america's request for freedom. the victims are also remembered on capitol hill today. u.s. ambassador to libya is condemning the acts. he spoke about chris stevens. he said it mark as sad day for -- marks a sad day for him. >> he visited the libyans, eat with them, sit with them and
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very enthusiastic about the relations. >> he said that libya is still coping with the chaos left behind by moammar gadhafi and emphasized the country still needs the help of the united states. our coverage continues in 25 minutes, we take you to a mosque, what some muslims told us about the repercussions it could have on them. after months of speculation apple unveiled the new iphone 5 in san francisco. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar tells us what makes this phone different. >> reporter: i have been to these things and this drew the most media yet. >> today we are taking it to the next level. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: it is the iphone 5. >> this is iphone 5. iphone 5 is the thinnest phone we have ever made. it is the lightest as well.
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>> reporter: though they look similar, looks can be deceiving. the newer one has new technology and this is everything about new technology. 4-inch screen. thinner. lighter, faster processors. faster network connection and better camera, all of this with extended battery life. i asked analysts, with competitors rushing to catch up, is it evolution or revolution. >> looks evolutionary, but they redesigned every component of it. even though it looks similar, it is not. it is a new phone. >> refinement of a market leading product and making it better, more elegant and lustful. >> i think the revolution comes from the facts the features
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come together to deliver a richer experience. >> reporter: apple is still way ahead of the competitors. >> apple saying, you know, we will continue to do what we do till we feel we have to act otherwise. >> reporter: depending on the amount of memory the phone sells between $200 and $400. dealers take orders on friday, stores will have it on the 21. consumer editor tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. more at 6:00 p.m. >> more details now. the company introduced i-pod touch and nanny. the touch will have a larger screen and include siri and new head phones that will fit the ear better. however the mini ipad did not happen. and no surprise apple stock
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finished strong. they added $9.20. $670 a share. the iphone 5 and the adapter means many devices and accessories you have will be out dated. coming up, we will look that flood of e waste. >> for the next time this year police are warning residents about a spike in home robberies. 151 burglaries this year. police are increasing patrols and stepping up their locket or lose it program and encouraging people to be suspicious of neighbor's homes. >> what they are doing is they are inside burglarizing and they place the property in the van and drive away. >> it includes detectives in
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plain clothes. new information on the clifford -- on the chevron refinery fire. new video here. investigators revealed the corroded pipe had walls as thin as a penny in some areas. they are trying to figure out why they didn't replace the pipe a year ago. the destroyed unit is offline. we checked with the coroner's office and they are still working to identify the man who died after being shot around 10:30 p.m. last night at west mcarthur boulevard. two people were involved and they have not been caught. people in hayward can go online to see what kind of crimes are being committed in their neighborhood. the website has a interactive map that shows crimes and where they were committed 24 hours
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after a police report was filed. however it will not include, sex crimes or child abuse cases. you can sign up for e-mail alerts or download an app. coming up in 6 minutes a car chase in los angeles, what the suspects were throwing out of their windows. police say they are getting close to an arrest in a shooting of a 13-year-old boy. he was shot in the back on august 8. he was walking home from a park where he was playing football. police believe the shooter was a gang member. he was thinking about joining a group that helps children get away from gangs. authorities are investigating the discovery of a huge marijuana farm on marin
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municipal water district. they found 4500 plants spread over a quarter mile. they became suspicious on monday. a suspect was detained but they are looking for other suspects. the fire rescue boat pulled a man out of the bay this afternoon. firefighters said he told people he was going to go swimming and then he took off his clothes. they handed him over to police and paramedics. a funeral service will be held tomorrow for a chp. on monday officers escorted his body to a mortuary. his funeral is set for tomorrow. ktvu channel 2 news coverage of
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the funeral starts at 10:00 a.m. we will be streaming it live on www.ktvu.com. and we will have live coverage on all of our newscasts throughout day. back now to the deadly attack on the u.s. embassy. republican presidential candidate mitt romney today criticized the obama administration over the attack, appearing to break an agreement to keep politics out of 9/11. will his talk effect the election? ktvu's patty lee tells us what she found out today. >> reporter: mitt romney's response was designed to rally his base and show his chops but it may have an unintended effect. >> i believe the administration was wrong. >> reporter: mitt romney went on the offensive. >> instead of condemning their actions, it is never too early
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to condemn aacts on americans -- condemn attack said on american -- aacts on american -- attacks on americans. >> reporter: politicizing a national tragedy is bad etiquette. >> i understand it is a presidential election and he is falling behind in the polls but he ought to be ashamed of himself and he ought to apologize. >> i think it shows that he doesn't have a lot of experience with foreign policy. >> reporter: she teaches political science, she does not believe his words will become a issue. >> i worry it will put people in danger. if you are doing the tough talk, who will do the walk? >> we need to protect our
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diplomats. >> reporter: there is security at u.s. embassies around the world. >> reporter: our washington, d.c. bureau spoke to the bay area delegation that received a top secret briefing this afternoon, they are waiting for the president and secretary of state to reveal a plan of action that includes bringing the perpetrators to justice. reporting live in san francisco, patty lee, ktvu channel 2 news. they are back. the reno air races resume. we will have a look at what changed to protect participates and spectators. >> there is the fog. look how shallow the marine layer is. it will warm up. i will have the details on the warm up back here in just a few minutes.
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caught on camera.
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a wild scene as branch robbery suspects lapd on a chase in which the suspects started throwing cash out the streets. it lasted an hour and drew to a close as it wound through neighborhoods. you can see the suspects throwing bills out the window and that caused people to run into the streets after the cash. eventually the driver got stuck behind traffic and police moved in. >> this is not a good idea. these are citizens getting involved. guns are drawn. >> two men were arrested. a mop of people went on the scene and dozens of police officers were on hand to break up the crowd. firefighters rescued a man in a wheelchair from his burning apartment. it broke out about 1:00 a.m. firefighters arrived to find huge flames, a dozen people
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were evacuated from the building. they said a man was trapped inside his apartment. >> by standers advised us of a person needing to be rescued. they got the person out. >> took crews an hour to get the flames out. no one was hurt but it forced 15 people from their homes. the red cross is helping. the cause of the fire is under investigation. firefighters say they have 75% containment on a wildfire burning since last friday in lake county. it burned 4600 acres so far. evacuation orders have been lifted but several roads are still closed. firefighters hope to have full containment by saturday. the mayor of hercules is responding to results of two state audits. they question tens of millions of dollars in expenses. they also slammed the city for
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lack of internal financial controls from 2005-2010. he face as lawsuit by the city. but the mayor also says the audit shows why the city cleaned house by replacing leaders. the mayor asked staff to look in to pay and reductions. concord is facing tight budget concerns. the mayor says it is important for them to consider cutting pay since it is asking staff members to. he listed a cut in pay and a elimination of case payments they receive. a new report on the housing market finds foreclosure files dropped last month. cash payment investors are bidding on more expensive
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homes. and prices paid for foreclosed home rose in august. good day on wall street today. the dow is up 10 to 13,333. the nasdaq is up 9 at 3,114. the s&p is up 3 at 1,436. one year after a deadly crash that reno air races, planes took to the sky once again. the additions to make this year's events more safe. >> reporter: the reno air races are off to a roaring start. with fast and low racing following a fatal crash in 2011 that killed 11 people. >> we were skeptical last year. >> glad to be here. glad there are fans that won't let this die. >> reporter: modifications to the course and a emphasis on
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safety has allowed the races to go on. >> we moved the course further to the north. >> reporter: with the changes, the planes moved out 150 feet from the stands. but you really can't tell. >> sound, motors going by, all the excitement of all the venues and everything. i still get goose pumps. >> reporter: pilots feel boxed in by the modifications. speeds hit 500 miles per hour. >> there is a couple of choke points, narrow spots on the course where we will have challenges fitting 2-3 airplanes through at the same time. back now to the bay area. the weather, our chief meteorologist bill martin told us about a warming trend. >> temperatures today have been -- warmed a couple degrees. other areas cooler.
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the story, the fog behind me, it is a shallower marine layer, below 1,000 feet. that means a warmer day thursday and friday. we can track the fog. you see the main fog foot print. the fog is limited to the coast. here we have a lot of folks living out here in the avenues, you have fog and low clouds. you are seeing clearing north. i suspect there will be sunshine tonight as there was last night. maybe that will creep in south towards the great highway. 78 in santa rosa. 86 antioch. temperatures on the warm side. feels like fall. we are in september now and you are getting the cool bite in the morning. we are getting nice, warm days
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brought to you by the high pressure. the high pressure sinks sinks and compresses the fog. i showed you and said look, the fog is below the tower. it is compressed. it is not getting over the hills and inland is staying warmer. i say that all the time. that is the key to the summer forecast. watch the marine layer, i can look at the golden gate bridge on any day and get the temperature in concord or antioch based on the fog. 50 degrees in vallejo. 48 in napa. fog below the towers and temperatures inland warm. bay area microclimates, 60s, low 70s at the coast. berkeley, mid-70s. hills, 80s. warming up, isn't it? tomorrow, you will notice, it
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will be warmest. might even be considered hot. back here at 5:45 i will get specific. >> reporter: sometimes you never know what you will find when you dig, what work crews discovered in san francisco and it is a very rare find. >> and a couple of bottles of liquor might help a nervous passenger but what they are accused of doing could have them grounded for a long, long time. terrell.
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a crane operator made a discovery that transbay transit center construction site. he jumped out out of the crane to look and knew he found something special. >> i notified our superintendent and after a few phone calls, i guess few e- mails i got the word back, hey, you know, it is a tooth, woolly mammoth. >> he was digging 110 feet when he unearthed a large tooth. they say they believe they belong to a woolly mammoth or a columbian mammoth that lived here 11,000 years ago. officials with the transbay joint powers authority say they are excited about this find.
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>> what it means is that while we are building for the future we are also preserving history and preserving the past for the public to learn about this area. >> the woolly mammoth lived here in san francisco when he was a grassy valley. officials say it is a priority to preserve any artifacts they find and they will donate this to the california academy of sciences right there in san francisco. caltrans say the big day is coming up fast for the new devil's slide tunnel. it will be ready in december and residents are invited to turn in applications to be among the first to drive through the tunnel. it will link pacifica and half moon bay. details are still being worked
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out. russia's prime minister called for the release of a punk band. last month they were sentenced to two years in prison for performing a prayer. they were charged with hooliganism. the case comes up for appeal on october 1 and the statement could be a sign they will be freed. authorities in new york arrested 18 workers at the airport. investigators say they stole as many as 100,000 of those little bottles of liquor used on airline flights. they are also accused of stealing larger bottles of liquor. they are charged with larceny and possession of stolen property. how is the violence in libya effecting bay area muslims and what do they feel
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the most. >> he won his case, what happened today when he tried to get perjury charges filed against a priest.
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complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> more now on the attack in libya that killed four men. that attack has the muslim community in the bay area concerned. ktvu's rob roth tells us what they are worried about. rob? >> reporter: frank, at this mosque dozens of people are gathered inside for the evening prayer, just starting now. on a day when many are saddened
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and concerned. >> reporter: at the conclusion of the afternoon bay, they told us their thoughts are with the families of the four americans and they feel it may feed the stereo tape. >> this feeds into the image of the muslims of being people of terror. people that deal with things violently. >> reporter: they say the fabric of islam is peace. >> you don't commit violence in his name. that is a clear position they have taken for decades now. >> condemns killing anyone for any reason at all. >> reporter: when a terrorist group commits violence they feel they must defend their religion.
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>> i wish we could talk about more positive things. >> reporter: it is not clear whether the attacks were a planned terrorist attack. they say killing is not the solution. >> they can express their resentment to the movies in a non-violent, peaceful way. >> reporter: leaders don't expect any back lash here over what happened but they are being cautious and keeping a watchful eye. reporting live, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. this morning president obama condemned the killers of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and the three staffers. president obama spoke that white house today and joined by secretary of state hillary clinton. >> we will not turn our back on that. nor will we rest until those responsible for these attacks
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are found and brought to justice. we are working closely with the libyan authorities to move swiftly. >> hillary clinton says the government is working to safeguard other embassies. members observed a moment of silence for victims of the attacks. speaker of the house john boehner led the prayer and said the killers were a reminder freedom is still undersiege. nancy pelosi today also reacted. in a statement she said they served on the front lines of theefts to work towards -- to efforts to work towards a future of stability. their commitment stand in contrast to those who purp at any at any rated these acts --
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perpetrated these acts. at 6:00, the movie that might have ignited the protest. the government filed a discrimination suit against ups. the suit says workers called him a terrorist and through rocks and bottles at him. the commission's lost accuses hem of transferring -- lawsuit accuses them of transferring him after he complained. they said they had a zero tolerance policy when it comes to discrimination. the port commission okayed the service yesterday and the service could begin next month. the water taxi runs between the harbor, peer 39 and the marina
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by at&t park. prese will not face charges -- a priest will not face charges of perjury. ktvu's robert handa is live in san jose with why they decided not to file perjury charges. >> reporter: the decision didn't make anyone very happy. >> reporter: william lynch and his attorney said they were optimistic when they arrived for their meeting that district attorney's office this afternoon. they were celebrating in july after a jury found him not beating up jerold lindner who he says sexually assaulted him and his brother. during the trial he denied molesting him even though they made a out of court settlement. william lynch hoped the
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district attorney would file perjuriages chabut today was -- perjury charges today. >> in terms of finding true justice, it is not out there. the district attorney said they wanted to file perjury charges because they believed he lied -- >> it wasn't the fact lied about molesting him, it was not relevant to the questioning. >> reporter: he said the prosecution used used the mullestitation -- >> it is a reminder of what happened. >> the fact that i am not doing this is because i can't. it is something that if i could i would but i can't. >> reporter: they say they may work together to get the
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statute of limitations changed in child molestation cases. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. here is something for politicians to "like" about facebook. facebook encourages people to vote. facebook researchers conducted a online experiment during the 2010 election. the goal was to test online peer pressure. people who got messages saying their friends voted were more likely to vote themselves. nearly every american who was locked on to facebook on election day was part of that experiment. the latest effort by oakland to keep their sports teams from leaving town and the message today from leaders. >> and something new is coming to mcdonalds, what they will be posting and why it may effect what you decide to order.
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mayor jean quan tried to rally sports fans to support oakland's pro teams. today's event is part of oakland loves its sports team campaign. they want oget out -- to get out the message the teams are
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ear replaceable -- irreplaceable. >> let us show the nation that we love our sports teams and we plan to keep them. >> the oakland teams spirit week coincide with the a's and the raiders playing this week. and in a few hours the city counsel will vote on a arena for the d-league team. today after meeting in closed session they decided to continue the public hearing in order to address neighbor's concerns. tonight's 7:00 p.m. hearing will be followed by a vote and if both pass the arena could potentially break ground tomorrow. mcdonalds will start posting calorie counts on menus next week and that is ahead of rules that require that move.
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it requires chains with 20 or more locations to post calorie counts next year. mcdonalds is making the moves early. a new iphone could put these in recycling bins. >> i am tracking a fog bank that is shrinking. i will be back here in a couple minutes and i will have the details for your city. 4#çññevñmóñ
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now that the new iphone is here, what happens to your old phone? that could lead to a lot of ewaste. ktvu's noelle walker tells us where your trash is their treasure. >> reporter: yeah. that new iphone 5 has a newport, if i want to upgrade, my connector and accessories are obsolete. the trickle down of new technology is recycling triage. there is a place where old electronics come to die. donate their parts and live to plug in another day. recycling is like mining above ground. >> example here is like tv. you know. >> i used to have one of those. >> tvs, computer screens -- >> testing the mother board so that could be sold for parts.
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>> new iphones. they are like a museum. what phone used to be hot? >> hottest devices in 1992. but nobody wants it anymore. >> reporter: one man's trash is his treasure. >> we want to address to stop the global dumping. >> reporter: one billion pounds of electronics and ewaste has been recycled since they started keeping records in 2005. >> 27 months for the new iphone. >> reporter: from a life span of 18 months to less than a year. what people want is the late and say greatest even when the new still works. >> the iphone is the greatest thing. >> reporter: with a new design and new connector, it is likely to drop accessories in the
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recycle bin. >> reporter: 30% is still usable and those end up being posted online. an iphone 4 goes for about $200 and you don't need a contract. noelle walker, ktvu channel 2 news. >> ktvu ipad app is ready to download. watch all newscasts live and traffic, weather and video of breaking news anytime, anywhere. >> a court is blocking san francisco from implementing their cell phone radiation warning ordinance. it requires dealers to inform customers that devices may expose them to radiation. it was scheduled to go into effect last october but been on hold because of legal challenges. now the court of appeals has blocked enforcement while the
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case continues. scientists developed a new test which may provide a way for early detection and intervention for children with autism. they used data from 3,000 people. scientists used the markers to assess the risk of developing autism. they were able to predict autism with a 70% accuracy rate. the mars probe curiosity is almost ready to hit the road. it only traveled the length of a football field so far since august 5. nasa says curiosity is self-checking its parts and tracking martian moons with its camera in addition looking for microscopic life. on friday night it will drive towards a mountain while
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checking rocks. and unusual art work in the bay area. five planes using sky writing technology circled the bay. they were presenting the number pi at 10,000 feet up. each was a quarter mile tall. it was part of the 0-1 art and technology show case in san jose today. this could be the deadliest year for west nile virus. the centers for disease control says there have been 118 deaths from west nile. most of the deaths have in in texas. which could exceed the record in 2002. 284 deaths. they plan to spray two areas tomorrow night. one area is in brentwood, the other in discovery bay. it will take place from 7:20 p.m.
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to 11:00 p.m. tomorrow night. >> back to our weather now, our chief meteorologist, more fog. >> it is getting narrower and that mean as warm up tomorrow. that is the pyramid, you could see the fog below there. the fog, the level is getting thinner and that leads to a warmer day thursday. you got fog at the avenues. fog towards half moon bay but clearing showing up too. patchy sunshine if you will at the coast. these were the recorded highs today. real steady pattern. fall-like. isn't it? you will see these numbers inland starting to mimic the numbers around the bay. inland numbers mid-70s. oakland, mid-70s. temperatures get uniformed out. tomorrow, warmer day time high.
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especially inland. weekend, coo on sunday. all you need to know, it will be a nice week ahead and the weekend will be nice as well. fog is less of a factor. that happens every year. cooler inland, coastal areas remain 58 degrees. winds go off shore and the fog is limited. temperatures tomorrow increase. 7 degrees up inland. 5 degrees around the bay. warmer for your bay area thursday. highs in the 90s. fog forecast tomorrow morning gets up to the coast. there will be plenty of patches of fog. the fog was that coast today. tomorrow 90s. more of them, thursday will be a warmer day. friday nice too. 91 fairfield. 92 walnut creak. starts off cool, ends up warm.
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beautiful day on your thursday. for many, september and october doesn't get better than this. bay area rocks all seasons. september and october, i look forward to it. i love it. the smell, the lengths of the day. five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view i will be back at 6:00 p.m. and we will look at the models and see if he could pick out changes. >> thank you. woman of the world's most famous -- one of the world's most famous land marks is getting a new name and the opportunity for those seeking work and the free service for those who showed up. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy.
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a study says california cities may not always be the best place for immigrants to thrive. los angeles, san francisco, have struggled to support them due to high living costs. suburbs with strong economies have been good places for immigrants to achieve success. >> 300 jobs were up for grabs today in san francisco. the job fair called higher e-- hire event offed up it jobs and
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customer service positions. one found ait helpful -- found it helpful. >> they actually had an area for doing resumes for free. which is awesome. >> some of the samps that participated -- companies that participated were the police department, the yellow pages and electronics for images. >> reporter: one of britain's land marks has a new name. big ben was renamed today to the elizabeth tower in honor of queen elizabeth ii. it is a campaign to mark her 60 years on the thrown. it houses the big ben bell. only on 2. >> what happened to me could happen to anyone. >> a woman opens up about the brutal beating and robbery she
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suffered. the delay that kept help at bay. >> how far should free speech go? the international push to censor a bill that unleashed this outbreak.
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complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this
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is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am julie haener. >> i am frank somerville. a woman who was robbed and pistol whip inside her garage in oakland opened up to us about the brutal crime and what some call a slow response. ktvu's eric rasmussen is live with how this case could change the way oakland responds to certain crimes. >> reporter: it could. this woman said she is talking to me because she hopes it could bring changes. despite calls to 911 it took police 30 minutes to arrive and even though firefighters were nearby, policy kept them from getting to her sooner. >> what happened to me could happen to anyone. it was in the middle of the day, in day light. >> reporter: she asked us not to

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